Scrivens gets a third straight start for the Oilers.
Scrivens stopped 42 of 44 shots in the Oilers 2-1 OT loss to the Coyotes. Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored with one second left to make Scrivens 5-11-4 on the season. It has been a struggle for Scrivens and the Oilers. Tonight he will face the Sharks, who he is 1-1-0 with a 3.01 GAA and .867 SV% against this season.
Scrivens stopped 20 of 21 shots in the Oilers 2-0 loss to the Rangers on Sunday. He will get the first start under the Oilers new coaching regime tonight in Arizona. He is 5-11-3 on the year and even though the Coyotes have been a good matchup for virtually everyone else, Scrivens is 0-2-0 with a 4.13 GAA and .860 SV% vs. Arizona this season.
The Oilers have recalled Brad Hunt from Oklahoma City (AHL).
Hunt, 26, could be in the lineup for the Oilers tonight. Edmonton is looking for a shot on their power play, so he could be in for Brandon Davidson. Hunt had one goal in six games with the Oilers this season. While in the AHL, he has registered 22 points (7G / 15A) in 17 games.
Scrivens stopped all seven shots that he faced in relief of Viktor Fasth on Friday. Scrivens is 1-1-1 with a 2.47 GAA and .885 SV% in December. It has been a rough year for the Oilers, who look like they’re on their way to getting Connor McDavid. Tonight, he faces the 13-10-4 Rangers at home.
Fasth allowed two goals on 34 shots in the Oilers 2-1 loss to the Ducks on Wednesday. After a strong performance vs. his former team he gets the chance to face them again tonight, this time in Edmonton. He only made two home starts, going 0-2-0 with a 3.52 GAA and .866 SV%.
Fasth allowed five goals on 24 shots in the Oilers loss to the Coyotes on December 1st. Ben Scrivens has started the last three games, but it will be Fasth tonight in Anaheim. It will be the first time he faces his former team this season, but they have won four in a row and the Oilers are…well the Oilers, so avoid this one.
The Oilers have recalled Brandon Davidson from Oklahoma City (AHL).
Davidson, 23, was the Oilers sixth round pick (162nd overall) in 2010. The former Regina Pats defenseman has one goal and two assists in 14 games with OKC this season. He is a great story, the young defenseman beat testicular cancer in 2012 and has now reached the NHL.
Hendricks (leg) will return to the Oilers lineup on Tuesday.
Hendricks has missed the last four games with a leg injury, but he will be back in tonight. Boyd Gordon is out with a back injury, so Hendricks returns to centre the Oilers’ fourth line with Steve Pinizzott and Luke Gazdic.
Scrivens allowed one goal on 21 shots in the Oilers 2-1 win over the Sharks on Sunday. The win snapped an ugly nine game losing streak for Scrivens. Tonight he takes on the Sharks once again, but the chances of this struggling Oilers team coming up with a repeat performance seem pretty slim.
Scrivens allowed three goals on 26 shots in the Oilers OT loss to the Jets on Wednesday. Things just keep getting uglier for Scrivens and the Oilers. That is Scrivens ninth straight loss—over that span he has allowed 34 goals (that’s nearly four goals per game) on 265 shots (.872 SV%). With a glance at those numbers, do you trust him in your fantasy lineup right now?
Pitlick will play with Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on Wednesday.
Pitlick was a plus-1 and had one shot in 9:57 TOI in his season debut on Monday. In 14 games in Oklahoma City (AHL), Pitlickhad three goals and six assists. He could have some value in daily fantasy leagues, but the way things are going for the Oilers right now, I wouldn’t have too much faith.